Outplace is now available at Spartacus Books, Vancouver.

Outplace is now available at Spartacus Books, Vancouver.

Spartacus Books is a nonprofit, volunteer-run bookstore and resource centre offering tools for social change, located from 1973 to 2014, on the edge of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. In 2014, forced from Hastings St. by gentrification we moved to our current location at Commercial Drive and 18th Avenue.

Spartacus Books is a bookstore that is run by a loosely organized collective which operates on a very horizontal consensus decision making structure. It is usually described as a “radical bookstore”, and among its sections are anarchism, “womyn”, “queer lit”,[8] poetry, First Nations, “organizing”, socialism, history and ecology, plus a section of non-specialized “sale” used books.” (more on Wikipedia.)

Spartacus Books
3378 Findlay Street
Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, BC V5N 4E7
Website: spartacusbooks.net/wordpress



“The video shows water pouring out of a ceiling light, a ceiling torn open to fix faulty electrical heating/cooling panels and master bedrooms so small that a closet door hits a bed when the door is opened.

“It’s not my fault — I just paid $1.3 million,” one owner says on the video.”

from “Condo owners at former Vancouver Olympic Village file lawsuit for refunds“, Vancouver Sun, March 18, 2011

like the bad guys


Gilles Châtelet, “To Live and Think Like Pigs: The Incitement of Envy and Boredom in Market Democracies”:

Young nomads, we love you! Be yet more modern, more mobile, more fluid, if you don’t want to end up like your ancestors in the muddy fields of Verdun. The Great Market is your draft board! Be light, anonymous, precarious like drops of water or soap bubbles: this is the true equality, that of the Great Casino of life! If you’re not fluid, you will very quickly become losers. You will not be admitted into the Great Global SuperBoom of the Great Market… Be absolutely modern (like Rimbaud), be a nomad, be fluid – or check out, like a viscous loser!” (page 75 from the Urbanomic edition)

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